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This one-day intensive conference focuses on the effective use of technology in education. TechCon is a must-attend event for all levels of education professionals — from the most technology-savvy pros to those who need exposure to this ever-changing and dynamic field.

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Step into the SCHOOLS OF THE FUTURE at TechCon 2014

From contemporary learning spaces to innovative teaching to technology integration… TechCon 2014 is your chance to experience the future of learning!

Here is a preview of all you will experience…

The Future of Learning Environments — Space is often said to be the third teacher, along with parents and peers. With that in mind, what are the opportunities to rethink and reshape the role that space has in the process of learning? How can current spaces be rethought and designed to provide a contemporary learning experience? How does technology influence and support the design? Join us for an engaging conversation that focuses on the opportunity and the possibilities for creating compelling locations for learning.

Keynote Speaker — Josh Stumpenhorst is a 6th grade teacher and prolific blogger whose innovative work has led to recognition by the International Society of Technology Educators as a member of their “Emerging Leaders Class of 2011.” He was also awarded Illinois Computer Educators “Educator of the Year” for 2012. Josh has presented at technology conferences such as the International Society of Technology Conference, Illinois Computer Educators Conference, Midwest Education Technology Conference and the Illinois Education Technology Conference.

You can find his blog at stumpteacher.blogspot.com and follow him on Twitter @stumpteacher

Walk into a Future Classroom — Throughout the day, you can see and touch what all this could look like as you walk through the 21st Century Classroom Showcase in the Atrium!